The REAL Xbox Live Marketplace Deal Of The Week

All Xbox Live users have gotten used to the weekly promotion that sees an arcade title or DLC for a retail game discounted for gold subscribers.  Most of the time these deals feature arcade titles which some would argue where overpriced to begin with and this week is no exception.

This weeks official deal of the week as announced on Major Nelsons blog is Fable II Pub Games. Normally 800 points, Gold Members can grab it now for 400 points and save 50%. For those who are not familiar with this game it was released prior to Fable2 and enabled eager gamers to get a taste of 3 of the mini games that are available in the full Fable2 game.  The ‘selling’ point of this game was that you could import your winnings to Fable2 itself.

I can only assume that this has been released to compliment Fable2 which is being released as episodic content but in all honesty the REAL deal of the week is the 50% discount on Call of Duty: World At War Map Packs.  For the next week (until November 1) all three of the Call of Duty: World At War map packs are 400 point each, a savings of 50%.  This offer is available to all Xbox Live Gold Members.


The Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 expands the addictive COD multiplayer experience with four new maps. Players fight through the burning streets of Berlin in “Nightfire” and take up battle positions in fortified Japanese bunkers in “Knee Deep.” “Station” offers a bombed out underground train station, and the Nazi Zombies return in “Verrückt” (Zombie Asylum) featuring more weapons, new Perks-a-Cola machines and electroshock defenses.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2 continues to expand the addictive COD multiplayer experience with four new maps. Battle to control the river bridge in “Banzai” a bright jungle map featuring a waterfall and hidden caves. In “Corrosion” face down your enemy in a shattered train yard, and in “Sub Pens” wipe the monsoon rain from your eyes as you struggle over a bombed-out submarine base. The Zombies return in “Shi No Numa” (Zombie Swamp) featuring Perk machines, the deadly new Wunderwaffe DG-2, new Achievements and flaming Hell Hounds.

Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 further expands the COD multiplayer experience with four new maps. Fight for ocean territory in “Battery,” defend Russia’s resources in “Revolution,” and battle in the dense streets of “Breach.” Zombies return in “Der Riese” (Zombie Factory), a Nazi research facility featuring a weapon upgrading Pack A Punch Machine, teleporters, and 10 Achievements.

So it you are eagerly awaiting the release of Modern Warfare 2, why not grab these map packs now and get some multiplayer action before the mass migration that will occur once Modern Warfare 2 is released.

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